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Landlord Registration, HMO & Selective Licensing

Compliance with landlord registration, HMO & Selective Licensing legislation is vital if you intend to rent out private properties in the UK.  Not least as it protects your lettings business and avoids hefty fines and possibly sanctions. Skip to: Mandatory Licensing of HMOs in England Selective Licensing in England Landlord Registration in Scotland Landlord Registration […]

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Illegal eviction or harassment could lead to Rent Repayment Orders

Following my first article on the new legislation introduced in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 which began on 6th April this is another danger for landlords from tenants going for Rent Repayment Orders. ‘Illegal eviction or harassment of the occupiers of a property’ under this Act is one of the reasons which a tenant can […]

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New Landlord Licensing Scheme Launches in Wales

Over the past few years, the UK housing market has changed almost completely. In a country once dominated by home owners, and especially owner occupiers, there are now more people renting properties in the UK than ever before. (Dylan Thomas House Laugharne #dailyshoot # Wales by Leshaines123 licensed under Creative commons 4) Only recently on […]

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Scottish Government to Introduce Tenancy Reforms for Private Rental Sector

Yesterday, (6th October 2014) the Scottish Government launched a public consultation on the development of a new type of tenancy for the private rented sector. The overarching aim of the tenancy is to improve security of tenure for tenants, while providing appropriate safeguards for landlords, lenders and investors. Those with interests in the Scottish PRS […]

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What are landlord responsibilities towards their tenants during a tenancy

Although most landlord responsibilities are laid out in the agreement, unless using a plain english tenancy agreement, the legal terms used can make deciphering your responsibilities somewhat of a challenge – even for legal boffs! We have written a detailed landlord advice section on our website and you can also download our 30 point landlord checklist […]

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Is a Verbal Tenancy Agreement Legally Binding?

The simple answer is “yes”, a verbal tenancy agreement is as legally binding (reference case: Johnson v. Patry) as a written tenancy agreement, however, we would never advise you enter into one. What’s the difference between a written verbal tenancy agreement? We are often asked this question by our landlords, “Do I really need a written […]

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Landlords Warned About Creating Verbal Tenancy Agreements

Did you know that a tenancy agreement can be formed verbally as well as in writing?  For example, if you and the Tenant were to agree how much rent is to be charged, a move in date and for how long you will let the property, a tenancy agreement could come into force.   This […]

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